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WHY ACLU IS SUING USCCB

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2010, a pregnant woman went to a Catholic hospital after her water broke. She later claimed that she was never appraised of possible dangers to her health, and the option of choosing an abortion. The ACLU is... [Read more...]

OKAY FOR BISHOPS TO SAY THE ROSARY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),” Bill Donohue recently charged, “is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because the bishops are pro-life.” Its pretext is a case involving a pregnant woman who visited the only hospital in her area, and claims she was not given information about the option... [Read more...]

BIGOTED PLAY PERFORMED IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” opened in early December at the Oklahoma City Civic Center; and lasted until Dec. 22. When it opened in the East Village in New York in 1998, Donohue said, “it sounds like a routine homosexual play: full-frontal male nudity, filthy language, discussions of body parts, butch lesbians, effeminate gay... [Read more...]

“PHILOMENA” IS PURE PROPAGANDA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The movie “Philomena” recently opened in movie theaters across the United States. A half-century ago, an Irish woman gave birth to a son out-of-wedlock, and gave him up for adoption; he was born in an abbey, a venue that allowed the mother to avoid being stigmatized. There is nothing particularly startling about this, other than the fact... [Read more...]

MEDIA BIAS NEVER STOPS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The ABC News headline read, “Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired for Wedding Plans.” Well, not really: he was fired for breaking a contract that he voluntarily signed. Michael Griffin, who taught at a Pennsylvania Catholic school, said his principal did not care that he was gay, but when he publicly announced his “wedding” plans,... [Read more...]

POPE BRANDED GAY PERVERT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

A recent edition of “Chelsea Lately” on E! was particularly vicious. The pretext to the vulgar comments made by Chelsea Handler, and guests Dan Levy and Josh Wolf, was the news that Pope Francis was once a bouncer, and rumors that he sneaks out at night to feed the poor. Handler: “It’s a very popey thing to do, to help the homeless;... [Read more...]

FACTS ABOUT PRIESTLY SEXUAL ABUSE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Now that Pope Francis has set up a commission to study priestly sexual abuse, Bill Donohue urged reporters to get their facts straight: Myth: Children have been the main victims of priestly sexual abuse. Fact: Since more than 95 percent of all the victims of priestly sexual abuse, as reported by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, are not prepubescent,... [Read more...]

CRUCIFIED JESUS MOCKED; EUCHARIST TRASHED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

From midnight to 1:00 a.m., December 7, Comedy Central aired a one-hour special, “Chris D’Elia: White Male: Black Comic”; it was part of a two-hour performance recorded previously (the show was released on CD and DVD on December 10 by Comedy Central Records). The D’Elia special featured a 13-minute segment that treated viewers... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP NIENSTEDT DESERVES JUSTICE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Recently, the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis decided to temporarily step down. Archbishop John Nienstedt has been the subject of a non-stop crusade orchestrated by ex-Catholics, and Catholics in rebellion against the Church, simply because he stands for everything they are not: he is a loyal son of the Catholic Church. A couple of weeks ago—out... [Read more...]

U.S. EMBASSY POLITICS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The Obama administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to the American Embassy in Italy is pure politics. There are principled reasons why some might say that the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See should be moved, such as safety concerns and economic issues. Had these positions been made by an administration that is Catholic-friendly,... [Read more...]

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